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The ruling Mozambican Liberation Front (Frelimo) and its presidential candidate and head of state, Filipe Nyusi, have swept the southern provinces of Maputo and Gaza in the elections held a week ago.
Only the results of Niassa province remain to be announced, according to information from provincial electoral bodies released by the Mozambican media.
Frelimo and Nyusi won with absolute majority the three elections (presidential, legislative and provincial) in all 10 constituencies for which results been released since Friday.
Frelimo’s best result came from Gaza province, which the ruling party won with over 90% of the vote.
Voter registration in Gaza has prompted opposition grievances and concerns from election observers for allegedly including 300,000 more voters than the estimated voting age population.
In addition to this controversy, the Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo) and the Democratic Movement of Mozambique (MDM) allege that there has been widespread fraud throughout the country, and have rejected the election results as a consequence.
The law provides that the election results must be announced at a public ceremony by the president of the National Election Commission by October 30.
Votes for the three parliamentary parties by province are as follows.
Presidential Election, Gaza
Filipe Nyusi (Frelimo) 674,494 (94%)
Ossufo Momade (Renamo) 20,436 votes, (2%)
Daviz Simango (MDM) 14,537 votes (2%)
Election of the Assembly of the Republic, Gaza
Frelimo 654,413 votes (93%)
Renamo 18,190 votes (2%)
MDM 11,976 votes (1%)
Provincial Assembly, Gaza
Frelimo 669,374 votes (95%)
MDM 15,324 votes (2%)
Renamo 19,739 votes (2%)
Presidential Election, Maputo
Filipe Nyusi (Frelimo) 387,517 (72%)
Ossufo Momade (Renamo) 113,928 (21%)
Daviz Simango (MDM) 29.50 (3%)
Election of the Assembly of the Republic, Maputo
Frelimo 347,267 (67%)
Renamo 136,144 (25%)
MDM 25,672 (4%)
Provincial Assembly, Maputo
Frelimo 370,899 (69%)
Renamo 30,819 (5%)
MDM 139,023 (24%)
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